Fus Receives Pro Bono Honor
Blanco Tackabery law firm is pleased to report that its litigation attorney Elliot Fus has been included in the 2019 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society. Each year, the Supreme Court of North Carolina provides a certificate of recognition to North Carolina attorneys who report performing at least 50 hours of “pro bono” legal services, free of charge, in the prior year. Fus performed over 100 hours. Among other things, Fus and Blanco Tackabery attorney Chad Archer represented a plaintiff in a jury trial in a civil rights case in federal court. The two were appointed by the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, in accordance with its Pilot Program for Pro Bono Representation in Pro Se Civil Cases.
Fus and Archer were among 23 professionals at Blanco Tackabery who performed pro bono legal services in 2019. Overall, the firm recorded approximately 450 hours of pro bono attorney and paralegal time, valued at more than $100,000. The firm encourages its attorneys to engage in pro bono service, among other career-enhancing activities. “North Carolina lawyers should aspire to provide free legal services, from time to time, to deserving low-income individuals and non-profit organizations that need help,” said Susan Campbell, Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and an attorney in the firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development practice group. “Participating in pro bono service is a good way for Blanco Tackabery to give back to the community, and I’m proud that we can do our part.”